Sunday 20th October 2019
All on the door tickets £15
11.30- 1.30 pm: Craig Milverton Trio
Craig Milverton – Piano
Ashley Long John – Bass
Coach York – Drums
Craig Milverton is one of Britain’s finest Jazz Pianists and this was recognised in 2010 by winning Best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz Awards and 11 Awards with Digby Fairweather and his Half Dozen in the Best Small Group Category. He also has many projects, including ‘Trichotism’ alongside the Brilliant Award Winning Guitarist Nigel Price. His solo piano show ‘Jazz Piano Legends ‘ pays homage to 17 Great Pianists from James P Johnson to Dave Brubeck. Craig’s trio is often used to back a Host of top names at Clubs and Festivals across the UK and Europe . Artists include Stacey Kent, Jacqui Dankworth and Scott Hamilton.
We are proud to feature this year his new Exeter Suite, a cycle dedicated to his love and passion for his adopted city. A perfect ‘matinee’ starts to the final day of the Festival.
2.30 – 4.30 pm: Kate Westbrook’s Granite – a soliloquy
The Granite Band
Kate Westbrook voice; Roz Harding saxophones; Jesse Molins and Mathew North guitars; Billie Bottle bass guitar; Mike Westbrook piano; Coach York drums
sound Olly Wickes
Following Craig we are delighted to welcome back the acclaimed Kate Westbrook after some years away from us with a second cycle of songs dedicated to a Devonian theme. Kate is an internationally acclaimed singer and librettist..“one of the most unique, expressive and flexible voices one could find between the Atlantic and the Urals” (Jazz Magazine, France.)
She presents GRANITE which is an epic and ground-breaking work inspired by her love of Dartmoor and its granite quarries. Her text conjures up the mythical figure of a quarry worker, – labour, love and death in the vast Dartmoor landscape haunted by the absence of the curlew’s cry. Kate’s astonishing vocal range and strikingly original lyrics are matched by composer Mike Westbrook’s genre-busting score and her brilliant Granite Band. http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/katewestbrook/granite.shtml
“The South-West super-group…very hard, granular, crystalline and totally rock solid…” Richard Lee, London Jazz News
This performance is supported by Jazz South
5.30 – 7.30pm: Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet
Ella Hohen Ford – vocals and flute, James Davison – trumpet and flugelhorn, Tom Smith – alto, tenor saxophone and flute, George Millard – tenor and bass clarinet, Rory Ingham – trombone, Don Ingham – violin and vocals, Laura Armstrong – cello, Oliver Mason – guitar, Jonny Mansfield – vibes, Will Harris – bass, Boz Martin-Jones – drums.
‘Really beautiful music’ – Jorge Rossy
Elftet is perhaps the face of ‘big band’ of the future Elftet is an eleven piece band playing “intricate but groove laden originals that appealed across generations” (Jazz Wise). They have performed around the UK and on BBC Radio 3 and WBGO (New York Jazz Station). You will be taken back by Jonny’s wonderful compositions and arrangements with a diversity of instruments and vocalists.
The line-up features the most exiting UK based musicians who hold a vast array of awards. Their debut album was released in June 2019 on Edition Records. http://www.jonnymansfield.com/bands-1
8.30-10.30 pm: Misha Mullov-Abbado Group
Misha Mullov-Abbado – bass player, composer and arranger
Scott Chapman – drums; Sam Rapley – tenor saxophone
Liam Bunchie – piano; Matthew Herd – alto saxophone, James Davidson – trumpet
The band has some of the finest award winning London based musicians who perform Misha’s original compositions with a variety of influences. The band’s repertoire is influenced by a broad spectrum of music in the classical, jazz and pop genres as well as folk traditions from around the world, particularly South America. They have played at many venues all around the UK including the Barbican and BBC Proms Lates series and have toured internationally. The group’s first album New Ansonia was included in “Best Jazz Albums 2015” by The Daily Telegraph and BBC Radio 3. They have since released a second album on Edition Records, Cross-Platform Interchange. https://mishamullovabbado.com/projects/mma-group/
Teignmouth Heritage Centre:
All on the door tickets £12.50
12.00 – 2.00 pm: We Are Leif
Louise Victoria – Vocals
Dale Hambridge – Piano and Keyboards
Chris Jones – Bass
Mark Whitlam – Drums and Electronic
We Are Leif deftly span the balance of jazz sensibilities with the groove and sound world more associated with Neo-Soul, R’n’B and Down Tempo genres.
Louise has established herself as one of the most original and contemporary voices on the scene. Her voice sits comfortably alongside the company of Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens. Mark (Drums and Electronics) has been one of the ‘go to’ improvising drummers in the Southwest for the past decade. Dale (Piano and Keyboards) has recorded with the likes of Joss Stone and Beverley Knight. Chris Jones (Bass) has a reputation not only as a player but as a composer that has taken him to Glastonbury, amongst other stages.
While retaining a classic Bristol sound, steeped in the history of bands like Portishead, Massive Attack and Lamb, influences also include Erykah Badu and Jill Scott whilst. The band are steadily gaining recognition in the UK, having appeared in a number of prestigious UK and European jazz festivals, We Are Leif are at the fore of the new UK jazz-crossover generation. https://www.weareleif.com/
This performance is supported by Jazz South
3.00-5.00 pm: Sara Colman Quintet
Sara Colman – vocals/composer, Rebecca Nash – piano/keyboards, Steve Banks – electric & acoustic guitars, Ben Markland – electric & double bass, Percy Pursglove – trumpet & flugelhorn, Jonathan Silk – drums & percussion.
2018 saw Sara Colman stepping into the spotlight with a series of show dates in support of her third solo studio album What We’re Made Of. Inspired by her love of classic song writing and her instinctive improvisational energy, the album is a collection of Sara’s original material. The title track, which won the Jazz and Blues category of the UK Song writing Competition.
This year has brought Sara some interesting opportunities. Being commissioned by The Canales Project (US) to write a song celebrating the life of Sakena Yacoobi (Afghan Activist for children and women rights) was an enormous honour and the song was premiered in Washington in May 2019. She is Recording-Artist-in-Residence at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The residency kicked off with a recording session at Real World Studios, recording six Joni Mitchell to celebrate Joni’s 75th birthday. Her band consist of musicians of the highest quality and stars in their own right which, no doubt, is why the band is on of only six bands exceptional quality to be selected by Jazz South.
.”At the heart of it all is Colman’s unfailingly beautiful, richly expressive voice….” Jazzwise **** 4 stars
This performance is supported by Jazz South
6.00 – 8.00 pm: Andy Hague Quintet
Andy Hague – trumpet/flugelhorn,
Ben Waghorn – tenor sax,
Jim Blomfield – piano,
Chris Jones – double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums.
Andy Hague is critically acclaimed as one of the most talented horn players on the contemporary British scene. Outside Bristol, he has played in many other settings, including on albums by Portishead and for theatre, TV and film productions. Andy has played at Ronnie Scott’s Club as part of a big band backing Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley  and USA trumpet legend Bobby Shew .
The Quintet features saxophonist Ben Waghorn who has worked in London’s West End and on many pop, TV and film recordings. Jim Blomfield has accompanied many of the UK’s best known players as well as leading his own bands. Bass player Chris Jones has a reputation not only as a player but as a composer that has taken him to Glastonbury, amongst other stages. Mark Whitlam’s versatility and creative flair have established him as one of the first-call drummers in the South West.
The Quintet released a new CD last December called ‘Coming of Age, which will be featured during their performance. http://www.andyhague.co.uk/
Teignmouth Social Club:
All on the door tickets £12.50
12.30– 2.30 pm: The Manouche Jazz Quintet
Mark Lavender: Double Bass
Martin Young: Violin
Kris Adamczak: Guitar
Michal Tereszkiewicz: Guitar
Adrienne Knight: Vocals and Clarinet
MJQ is a Devon-based gypsy jazz outfit with style. Atmosphere, romance, virtuosity – Quartet or Quintet it’s in the bag.
With roots in the timeless repertoire of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club De France, they have a hand in jazz styles spanning over a century. They give vintage classics a new outing, calling on the contemporary nuances of the Rosenberg Trio, Bireli Lagrene and Florin Niculescu.
As well as two deft guitarists and Double Bass, MJQ provides the “Grappelli” magic through a versatile violin as well as a rising young star on clarinet and vocals. The result is an ability to provide a generous range of music that includes jazz classics, bossa nova, swing, contemporary ballads and the occasional flinty-eyed tango.
3.30-5.30 pm: Louise Parker: A Tribute to Nina Simone
Louise Parker – vocals
Matt Carter… keyboards
Jim Rintoul… bass
Ric Byer… Drums
If there is one performer whose music reflects and resonates with the spirit of the ‘50s and ‘60s, it is Nina Simone. Her sound channelled the emotional spark of the day.
If there is one performer who can give justice to her at The Festival it is Louise Parker. Growing up in a house filled with music, from the folk, calypso and opera enjoyed by her Jamaican born mother to the trad, swing and be-bop from her jazz-obsessed father, Louise Parker, aptly named after Louis Armstrong, was born to give a tribute such as this. No wonder she is popular whether it is Festivals or top stages such as Pizza Express.
Take a look at her band and you know you will be hearing a rather special gig. http://www.louiseparker.co.uk/
“Sweetly soulful jazz vocals.” Mike Flynn, Jazzwise Magazine
6.30-8.30 pm: Annika Skoogh’s Orpheus
Annika Skoogh – Vocals
Martin Jenkins – Hammond organ
Steve Dow – Guitar
Jade Gall – Flute & Saxophones
Gary Evans – Drums
Colin Seddon – Percussion
A unique and authentic Latin extravaganza that will transport you straight to Brazil!
Orpheus, with their melodic lines and diverse rhythms, play a potent mix of uplifting sambas and stunning bossa nova to sell-out shows, well received by audiences of all ages. Back by popular demand, Ecuadorian/Swedish band leader Annika sings many of the songs in their native Portuguese tongue, bringing even more authenticity to the performances.
”A terrific gig…with the audience loving the Brazilian music” Fougou Jazz
”Superb gig.. so many lovely comments as folk were leaving and again the following morning…” Tuckers Jazz Club
The Bronx Bar and Cue:
All events at the Bronx Bar are BLUES and MORE!
All on the door tickets 12.50
Noon-1.45 pm: Robin Brown 4 B
Robin Brown: guitars
Bill Lusty: keyboards
Tim Gedny : bass
Steve Kelly : drums
Becky Brine: vocals
The Robin Brown 4 play a unique blend of roots music with its origins and influences mixed up in the blues, folk, Americana, rock, reggae, psychedelic rock and world music. The sound is dynamic, energetic, edgy, exciting and totally from the heart and soul. To quote Michael Kramer from the Ashburton blues festival “spellbinding”. Robin has a compelling voice full of feeling & melody that binds the words with the music; the songs draw you in and reside in your head long after listening. Playing a range of guitars – 11 string, 6 string acoustic guitars and resonator and lap slide guitar, Robin creates sounds you would not always expect from acoustic instruments. Joining him are the ‘4’ equally important pieces of the jigsaw that make up the band – Bill Lusty on keyboards and Tim Gedny on bass and Steve Kelly on drums.
2.30 – 4.30 pm: Primitive Noise Band B
Rich Lane: guitar
Ian Jennings : bass
Kevin Crowe: drums
Becky Brine: vocals
With their retro-inspired 50’s rock and blues style, the band effortlessly takes the coolest fundamental elements of American roots music to produce their own perfectly blended original tunes. Their debut album GHOSTS which was a no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll baptism has won wide acclaim for its fire and irresistible grooves throughout. They’re now working on a new album whilst touring relentlessly with over 200 shows a year. As founder members of the UK rhythm and blues legends, The Big Town Playboys and The Nightporters, they’ve honed their craft over the last 6 years and we are in for a real treat to hear them at the festival. https://www.primitivenoiseband.com/
5.30 – 7.30 pm: Catfish B
Matt Long: guitar and vocals
Paul Long: keyboards and vocals
Dirk Maggs: drums
Adam Pyle: bass
Award winning Blues band Catfish has carved, in a relatively short time, a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal front man in 24 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who, despite his relative youth, plays with a real passion for the blues. Both their albums have reached number one in the IBBA blues airplay charts and their album Broken Man was voted album of the year in the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association for 2017. Their latest album, Burning Bridges, just released this May, is also receiving excellent reviews both in the UK and in Europe. “Catfish can only consolidate their place at the very top of the Blues-Rock scene with this impressive album” – Blues in Britain Magazine, May 2019 Catfish was awarded Blues Act of the Year 2018. This is a must for anybody who appreciates the blues! https://www.catfishbluesband.co.uk/
8.30 – 10.30 pm: The Liam Ward Band B
Liam Ward: harmonica and vocals
Matt Jones: guitar
Martin Hill: bass
Gareth Davies: drums
The Liam Ward band brings you modern rhythm and blues like you’ve never heard before, with epic harp-driven sounds of vintage American dance music: rocking blues, west coast swing and funk and soulful roots music. Liam Ward is a winner of the National Harmonica League Player of the Year and has been described as “endlessly inventive”. He has won praise from the legendary Paul Jones and John Sebastian no less, from The Loving Spoonful! His harmonica style is a blistering blend of traditional and unconventional, producing a modern sound that is truly unique. His debut album ‘Uprising ‘comprises 10 original compositions which are emotionally charged and lyrical throughout, and has garnered acclaim for bringing a new direction to the genre. This is a band that’s keeping the Blues alive in the 21st century! https://www.liamwardband.com/